Last weekend a now-former Google engineer, James Damore, rattled Silicon Valley when his internal Google memo was made public. I caught up on how this is unfolding in today’s Washington Post Morning Mix post: ‘I’m not a sexist’: Fired Google engineer stands behind controversial memo http://wapo.st/2vRMAOT , by Samantha Schmidt. The article is a valuable read… Continue reading Should we promote more collaboration among male “things-oriented” coders and female “people-oriented” coders?
Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Prioritizing Skills Part 3: Advancing Agency A couple years back there was a surprising major news story that caught people’s attention: Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent! Stories started coming out about other technology chief executives and venture capitalists who likewise limited or completely blocked access to digital technologies. In… Continue reading A Growing Understanding of Digital Literacy, Part 4: Exercising Agency
In a recent post, I highlighted the importance of prioritizing application skills, and the cognitive, socio-emotional, and information competencies that underlie those application skills, within a growing understanding of digital literacy. This follows on an initial post outlining the underlying premise for a growing understanding of digital literacy. Both refer to the importance of wrapping… Continue reading A Growing Understanding of Digital Literacy, Part 3: Advancing Agency
The following are resources related to a presentation given on September 2 at the Peoria Googlepalooza. Peoria Googlepalooza Slides Peoria Googlepalooza Slides With Notes Digital Inclusion, Digital Equity, and a Reconsideration of Digital Literacy Graphic Besides this blog, more information and examples can be found at our project websites: Digital Literacy for ALL Learners (http://dl4all.illinois.edu)… Continue reading Presentation Resources: Digital Inclusion, Computational Thinking, and the Urgent Need to Reconsider Digital Literacy
Since publishing the blog post “A Growing Understanding of Digital Literacy” this past May, I’ve been giving a lot more thought to the urgent need to reconsider digital literacy, and have since published a full paper on the topic in Information for Social Change. In short, I argue that if we are to achieve full… Continue reading A Growing Understanding of Digital Literacy, Part 2: Prioritizing Skills